Welcome to New Zealand’s most spectacular Sea Kayaking destination – Milford Sound.
Escape the crowds and explore the grandeur of this area from a safe, stable sea kayak with your own personal guide, Regardless of whether you’re a first time paddler or an experienced kayaker, join one of our various professional guided expeditions at Rosco’s Milford Kayaks located right in the heart of Fiordland’s Milford Sound.
Navigate your kayak through shimmering Milford Sound water which looks the same today as it did a thousand years ago and enjoy one of the top Milford Sound Activities you can do today. Waterfalls tumble from hundreds of metres above as you feel the spray kiss your face, marvel at the ancient rainforest clinging to the steep cliffs of the fiord alongside you parted by glorious waterfalls, and experience friendly New Zealand wildlife up close including Fur Seals, Fiordland Crested Penguins, famous Blue Penguins and even Bottlenose Dolphins. This kayaking adventure is amazing and will create memories that you will hold for a lifetime.
Rosco’s Milford Kayaks are the longest established owner operated sea kayaking business in New Zealand. With over twenty years’ worth of experience to back them up, Rosco’s pride themselves on their eco-friendly tours and are the only company to run kayak trips to the outer Fiord (including Stirling Falls). They offer a range of sea kayaking options to choose from, but book early to avoid disappointment. All trips depart from Milford Sound besides the Sunriser, which can include transfers from Te Anau.
The Sunrise Classic is the most popular option during the summer and winter months. This adventure was pioneered by Rosco in 1991 and loops around Milford, giving you the chance to experience the best sights on offer.
This is a combo offer and merges the Sunriser Classic with a fully guided return road trip from Te Anau. Experience the sights of New Zealand’s most popular alpine road on your way to your kayaking adventure at Milford Sound.
As part of a small group (seven people), you will enjoy an intimate, relaxed trip by water taxi to just beyond Stirling Falls (151m). On your kayak, you will have the chance to get up close to the waterfall, and even partway under it, if you’re brave enough! This exhilarating trip is a very popular option and is fun for all.
The Morning Glory is Rosco’s premium kayaking experience. With a small group limit (seven people); you can experience your beautiful surroundings in a more intimate setting. After paddling from Milford to the Tasman Sea (weather permitting), you will get to relax in the water taxi on your way back. This tour requires some paddling experience and a good level of fitness, as you may encounter waves and sea breeze.
For the more adventurous kayakers, this experience takes your small group (seven people max.) along the same route as the Stirling Sunriser, but the afternoon breeze adds a bit of choppiness to the water. Most days allow for sailing and kayak surfing, giving an exciting edge to your journey; but the highlight of the trip is witnessing the gorgeous twilight views as you complete the journey, by floating in to Deepwater Basin – simply amazing!
This one-on-one after hours Milford Track experience is a must-do for those wanting to experience Milford Sound intimately. Beginning with a paddle around the gorgeous Deepwater Basin, you continue on to Sandfly Point for a gentle walk through the stunning rainforest.
What to Bring: Camera, Sunscreen, Lip balm SPF15, Insect repellent, Shorts, Soft shoes or sandals, Sunglasses, Warm clothing, Wool or fleece hat, Waterproof jacket, Lunch and high energy snack foods, Towel, Change of clothes, Personal Medication.